Green leaves on brown background and words Pastor Mark's Remarks

"Christ is risen, indeed!”

“Christ is risen!” “Christ is risen, indeed!” Join us this Sunday at our Easter Sunrise service at 7:00 AM on the labyrinth or in the sanctuary at 11:00 for our traditional worship as we celebrate…

Spring is the Season of Rebirth

Spring is the season of rebirth. More than ever, we need rebirth. A year of quarantine, a year of pandemic, a year of social distancing, a year of wearing masks, a year of not hugging…

Another New Covenant

I love the OT reading for this next Sunday. It is taken from Jeremiah 31:31-34 and talks about how God is going to make a new covenant with His people. Prior to Jeremiah, God had…

In-Person Is Back

In-person worship is back—hopefully for good! Beginning this Sunday, we will be meeting again for our 11:00 worship. All the details you need to know about this can be found below. Given much of the…

Looking Ahead

I hope you are excited about the church! I know I am. This pandemic just about has me worn out, but the end is in sight, and with cautious tiny steps we will see our…

In person plan

Good news folks! Our Health and Welfare Committee, chaired by Renee Baca, RN, met this past Sunday and after looking over the statistics related to COVID-19 in Gwinnett County, and the CDC guidelines, we plan…

Off the deep end

I hope it is okay for your preacher to go off the deep end occasionally, because I am taking a flying leap today! I continue to noodle over what I called the “existential fermata” I…

Fifth Sunday Treat

We have a treat in store for you: Jim will be preaching this coming Sunday. For 2021, Jim has agreed to preach whenever we have a fifth Sunday in a month, which means at least…

Called By God

They were minding their own business: fishing and tending their nets. Doing what they had done for most of their lives, as their fathers before them had done for generations. Making a living the best…

Death is an existential fermata

It is always good to surround yourself with people smarter than you, which Gretchen has proven to be. I was blissfully traipsing in a subject area about which I knew nothing: music. This last Sunday…

The new year is here!

The new year is here: 2021! I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready to see 2020 in my rearview mirror. This is not to say that this past year has not…

These are unprecedented times.

We live in unprecedented times. The COVID pandemic has turned us upside down with its disruptions of our economy and our social fabric. Our nation is in near chaos with all the political shenanigans that…

This unusual Christmas season with unexpected blessings

The holiday season is upon us. As of this writing, we have 10 days left till Christmas. I wonder if your experience is in any way similar to mine: it is a lot less hectic…

Where many counselors are, there is health

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has robbed us of most of 2020. Staying at home, avoiding gatherings, not touching others, wearing a mask, and always feeling vulnerable when out in the public have worn us down…

Where many counselors are, there is health

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has robbed us of most of 2020. Staying at home, avoiding gatherings, not touching others, wearing a mask, and always feeling vulnerable when out in the public have worn us down…